Tag: israel

Congresswoman Meng faces backlash over Gaza ceasefire stance during heated Zoom meeting

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Jan. 18, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan After persistent efforts spanning several months, constituents of Rep. Grace Meng successfully arranged a virtual meeting with her to address their concerns on the Israel-Hamas conflict and discuss her stance on the Gaza ceasefire issue. Close to a hundred people attended a Zoom meeting on Jan. 12 to convince…
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Food or politics? Palestinian and Israeli restaurants in Queens choose both 

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Dec. 22, 2023 By Iryna Shkurhan You can’t go inside King of Falafel and Shawarma on Broadway in Astoria without first stepping on the face of Benjamin Netanyahu, the prime minister of Israel.  Floor stickers with headshots of highly criticized world leaders who some have accused of crimes against humanity greet customers at the front…
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Queens’ Jewish community hurts for loved ones in Israel 

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Oct. 10, 2023 By Iryna Shkurhan New York City is home to one of the largest Jewish communities in the world, with a population of 1.6 million totaling greater than the Jewish population in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem combined. Each borough has its enclaves where that concentration is felt and seen. While Brooklyn is known…
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Queens community stands united in support of Israel at Kew Gardens vigil

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Oct. 9, 2023 By Iryna Shkurhan More than 100 people gathered outside of the Queens Public Library in Kew Gardens Hills to show their support and stand in solidarity with Israel while mourning the lives lost as a result of Hamas’ surprise attack this past weekend.  Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, who gathered numerous politicians…
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